Nabi Raza Abidi/Marriage and family
Nabi Raza Mir (a.k.a. maulana Nabi Raza Abidi) is united in wedlock to "Syeda" Gulshan Zahera. Like her husband, Gulshan is also a native of India. As of 2009, Nabi and Zahera have had five boys so far, Masha'Allah.
Three of Nabi Raza's sons were born in the United States and hence are U.S. citizens. As such, they are considered first generation Americans. Indeed, they might grow-up to be patriotic Americans and serve their country as U.S. Army soldiers, Marines, and FBI or even CIA agents (Arabic: عملاء), insha'Allah! Muslims have been serving in the armed and security services of the United States since the early days of the Union. They have been contributing to the development of a better understanding of the Islamic culture among the non-Muslim service men and women. Over the years, the presence of Muslim men and women in the U.S. Armed Forces, CIA, and FBI has saved countless lives, both American and from Islamic countries such as Iraq and Afghanistan. An alternative way for the Mir boys to serve and defend their country once they grow up is as military chaplains, where they can lead congregational prayers for the other uniformed Shiite service men and women and even collect Khums. With some religious training from their turbaned father, it should be relatively easy for them to assume such U.S. government clerical roles. May God guide, bless, and preserve America, the land of justice, freedom, and liberty!
Nabi Raza's two other sons, Ahmed Mir (a.k.a. Ishak or Ishaq) and Ali Mir (a.k.a. Ishrak or Ishraq), were born in Qom, Iran.